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I welcome you to my blog site; I hope to show you the fire service in NLC in some interesting events. During the next few years, I will improve on the content and photos to keep you coming back for more. I take pride in my photography and try my best to be first in when possible. The majority of the photos will be from the Norwich companies & surrounding area departments, but sometimes I Buff out of state cities for a change of pace.



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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Willimantic 3rd + Alarm 05-16-13

Around 18:30 Willimantic fire was dispatched to St. Marys Church for smoke coming from the building. First due found heavy smoke coming from the building, In a short time a 3rd alarm was requested. Crews made entry to with a 2.5 hose line to attack the fire as 4 towers and a ladder set up. After a while the conditions deteriorated and command evacuated the building and went defensive with master streams. The fire ran the roof line for several hrs, the master streams held it in check. After several hrs, crews were allowed to re-enter the building and to work the hot spot. Local and State Fire Marshals are investigating. 
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Field of fallen slate blown off the roof.



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